The Administration announced that the murder of our Ambassador and 3 others in Libya on Sept. 11 was the result of a “spontaneous” protest. Sure, it was spontaneous in the same way thousands of men with guns suddenly appear in the woods the first day of deer season.
Al Qaeda is behind the embassy attack in Egypt and other Muslim countries. They even taunted us with signs that read, “Obama, we’re all Osamas.” Of course we know that 1.5 billion Muslims are not all radical Islamists like Osama bin Laden. It sure would help if 1.499 billion wonderful peace-loving followers of the Islam faith would rise up and take out the terrorists.
I think our Marines protecting diplomats in Muslim countries should have bullets in their guns. And the guns given to new Afghan trainees should have blanks.
The Federal Reserve Board met and Ben Bernanke announced he will start up the old printing press again. Ben is pretty much telling folks to take their money out of banks and CDs, and buy something with it before the price goes up. The 0.25% interest they might give you on a saving account won’t be enough to buy groceries and sure won’t keep up with inflation. Or invest your savings in something risky, just trying to keep ahead of the printing press.
Bernanke intends to print $40 Billion in new money every month. In four years that could add up close to $2 Trillion. If you did it, you would be jailed for counterfeiting.
The Chicago teachers union is on strike for a 30% raise even though they already make twice as much as the families in the city. And they object to having their performance in school count for anything. With that philosophy, no wonder the students don’t bother to learn. The union is taking a big risk by staying off the job a second week. Kids who stay home with their parents are learning more than they did in school. When they finally agree on a new contract, the high school teachers will read it to their students – because so few of their students can read. And apparently, neither can a couple of the teachers.
I heard that Congress is on vacation again. But how can you tell?
Historic quotes by Will Rogers:
“There is two things that can disrupt business in this country. One is war, and the other is a meeting of the Federal Reserve.” DT #837, Apr. 2, 1929
“There is very little dignity, very little sportsmanship, or very little anything in politics. It’s only: Get the Job and Hold It!” DT #1949, Nov. 2, 1932